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NYC Hospitals Safety Grades are Poor

By |2018-11-14T21:23:32+00:00November 14th, 2018|Doctor Errors, Emergency Room Errors, Hospital Negligence, Local News, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Negligence, Negligent Malpractice, Nurse And Physician Negligence|

NYC hospitals continues their poor performance on Leapfrog's hospital safety grades list, with most earning Cs or Ds. Healthcare providers in all five boroughs once again performed poorly in Leapfrog's* Fall 2018 ratings for hospital safety. More than 50% of 44 New York City facilities graded earned a C grade and only three facilities managed a B [...]

Governor Cuomo Signs Lavern’s Law

By |2018-08-03T15:11:54+00:00January 31st, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

Was Your Cancer Diagnosis Missed? Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on Lavern's Law: legislation that would extend the amount of time a person can file a suit for a missed cancer diagnosis.  The Governor signed it into law on January [...]

FDA Warns of Illegal Use of Injectable Fillers

By |2018-11-30T15:54:41+00:00November 14th, 2017|Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Recalls|

  Are you considering a procedure to shape or increase the size of certain parts of your body? Beware of using injectable silicone for body contouring or any other unapproved products to achieve your goals. Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although the FDA has approved certain injectable [...]

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Suing the Veterans Administration for Malpractice

By |2018-10-22T18:45:43+00:00November 11th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Thomas P. Valet|

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT While everyone will agree that Veterans of our military deserve the highest degree of medical care that can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the reality is that the VA Health Care System is a disgrace. Reports of Veterans having to wait months or even [...]

Defective Cook IVC Filter Mass Tort Trial Underway

By |2018-10-22T18:46:00+00:00November 7th, 2017|Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Tort Cases|

The First Cook IVC (Intra-Vena Cava) Filter bellwether trial started last week in Indiana October 27th, 2017 The plaintiff’s case is underway in the first of three mass tort trials on whether Cook Medical Inc. is liable for selling a defective IVC filter that migrated through a blood vessel and punctured the plaintiff’s intestine. [...]

Medical Records and Your Rights as a Patient

By |2018-10-22T18:46:49+00:00October 4th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Thomas P. Valet|

Medical Records are Private and Protected We frequently hear from clients whose doctors refuse to provide them with copies of their own medical records.  In other cases we hear from clients whose records have been disclosed to other persons without their knowledge and consent.   As a patient, it is important to know your rights both [...]

Lavern’s Law | Date of Discovery Bill

By |2018-10-22T18:47:10+00:00September 27th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Michael Levine|

WHY LAVERN’S LAW NEEDS TO BE PASSED It’s named after a woman, Lavern Wilkinson, who died in 2013 of treatable lung cancer. Her radiologist noticed a suspicious mass in 2010, but Lavern was never told. When she went back more than 2½ later for a chronic cough, she was told she had cancer, that it had [...]

Mass Tort Report – RGLZ Personal Injury Law

By |2018-10-22T18:50:06+00:00April 5th, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Tort Cases, Uncategorized|

RGLZ is currently looking for cases involving the following drugs and devices: Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, And Bard Ventralex Surgical Mesh Failures: There are a variety of mesh products used to surgically treat hernias and other soft-tissue defects, with doctors using these products in more than 1 million operations each year. Many of these mesh [...]